Job hunter, 21, says he has been rejected by 30 employers because of the enormous neck tattoo he got to remember his dead grandfather… so would YOU give him a job?
To remember (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to have an image in your mind of a person, a place, or something that happened or was said in the past “というふうに記載されていますね。
I can still remember every word of our conversation.
That was a beautiful summer, as I remember.
I remember that I was really nervous on my first day at school.
I don’t remember signing a contract.
She remembers seeing him leave an hour ago.
また、” to do something that you promised to do or that you have to do, and not forget about it “ という意味もあります。
Did you remember to do the shopping?
He never remembered to lock the door when he went out.
・Joe Parsons got the tattoo after his grandfather died in a care home last year
・The 21-year-old doesn’t regret it but wish employers could see past the inking
・Mr Parsons, of Manchester, had to quit his job to look after his mother with PTSD
To regret (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to feel sorry or sad about something that you have said or done “ と記載されていますね。
I have always regretted not having studied harder at school.
We regret any inconvenience caused by the delay.
I regret that I will not be with you on such an important occasion.
I don’t regret moving to York.
Is there anything you’ve done in your life that you regret?
I’m glad you’re coming with us. You won’t regret it.
A job hunter says he has been unfairly discriminated against after being rejected from 30 potential employers because of a giant neck tattoo dedicated to his late grandfather.
Joe Parsons, 21, got the £250 six-inch throbbing red heart with turquoise angel wings in memory of his grandfather Thomas, who died in a care home aged 63 last year.
He got the inking while he was working in a factory, but claims since trying to get a new job he has attended 30 interviews that have gone nowhere.
He has tried attending interviews wearing high-necked shirts but the tips of the wings still peek out above the collar line.
To discriminate against (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to treat someone unfairly because of their religion, race, or other personal features “ と記載されていますね。
She felt she had been discriminated against because of her age.
It is illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, national origin, or age.
To reject (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to refuse to accept, use, or believe something or someone “ と記載されています。
It is almost certain that our offer will be rejected.
The prime minister rejected the suggestion that it was time for him to resign.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” believing that something is very important and giving a lot of time and energy to it “ と記載されていますね。
She‘s completely dedicated to her work.
The Green Party is dedicated to protecting the environment.
He was very hard-working and dedicated to his research.
Andy wants to dedicate more time to his hobbies.
This woman has dedicated her whole life to helping others.
He has dedicated his life to scientific research.
The job requires a lot of enthusiasm, dedication and self-sacrifice.
She thanked the staff for their dedication and enthusiasm.
The project has been a success, thanks to the dedication of all of our staff.
To throb (adjective)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to produce a strong, regular beat “ と記載されています。
His head throbbed with pain.
Both records have a good throbbing bass which is great to dance to.
in memory of someone
Free Dictionaryによると ” in honour of someone who has died, so that people will remember them ” と記載されていますね。
The film was made in memory of his grandfather.
A service was held in memory of those who had died in the fighting.
get/go nowhere (fast)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to completely fail to achieve something ” と記載されていますね。
Our investigation got nowhere.
His career is going nowhere.
The negotiators are getting nowhere fast.
He was trying to persuade her to let him drive, but he was getting nowhere fast.
To peek out (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to appear slightly from behind or under something ” と記載されていますね。
The sun peeked out from behind the clouds.
I could just see her petticoat peeking out from under her skirt.
Mr Parsons, of Collyhurst, north Manchester, insists he doesn’t regret getting the extreme body art – but wishes potential bosses could see past it.
He said: ‘Before I got the tattoo people thought I was a happy, confident person. Now it feels like people think I’m full of my self and that I don’t give a damn.
‘That’s just not who I am. I’m just a normal person and all I want is a decent job.
‘There’s definitely a stigma attached which there shouldn’t be. I do think it’s a form of discrimination.
‘It’s not down to the skills I have and in every interview they haven’t given me a good reason. Now I feel like I’ve got ‘don’t hire me’ written all over my neck.
‘I don’t want to get it removed. It means so much to me.
‘I still don’t regret it at all though. I’m proud of it because it means so much. What I regret is how other people are perceiving it.‘
full of yourself
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” thinking that you are very important in a way that annoys other people: ” と記載されていますね。
I couldn’t stand him, he was so full of himself.
I doubt he even thought about what you might need, he’s so full of himself.
I don’t give a damn.
Urban Dictionaryによると” I don’t care. ” の丁寧ではない言い方になります。
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” a strong feeling of disapproval that most people in a society have about something, especially when this is unfair “ いうふうに記載されていますね。
Unfortunately, there’s still a stigma attached to mental illness.
There is no longer any stigma to being divorced.
There’s a stigma associated with low-income food programs.
suffering from the stigma of having this disease
To mean (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to have an important emotional effect on someone “ というふうに記載されていますね。
It wasn’t a valuable picture but it meant a lot to me.
Possessions mean nothing to him.
Her career means everything to her.
To perceive (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to understand or think about something in a particular way ” というふうに記載されていますね。
Women’s magazines are often perceived to be superficial.
Computers were often perceived as a threat.
politicians who are generally perceived to be corrupt
How do the French perceive the British?
America is perceived of as being less class-conscious than Britain.
He went under the needle in November last year while working for McVities in Stockport.
He has since been on TV show Body Fixers and has posted on Facebook asking: ‘Anyone know of any jobs going?’
Today he revealed on ITV’s this morning that he went to a good university and thinks he is a ‘good candidate’ for the jobs he has applied for.
He asked: He asked: ‘Why should this affect me getting jobs, they’re not hiring how you look?’
‘I want to get a job, I want to earn money, that’s what I’ve been taught to do.’
He was forced to leave his job in January after his mother was attacked in the street and he quit to take care of her.
She developed post traumatic stress disorder – a mental illness triggered by a terrifying event – and needed full-time support from her son.
He said: ‘She’s not been the same since then.
‘I had to look after her pretty much full time which was why I left my job after Christmas.
‘I needed to be at home for her.’
under the needle
Urban Dictionaryによると” Getting a tattoo ” というふうに記載されていますね。
He started looking for a new job straight away, but claims to have been rejected from 30 job applications at places including Topshop, Next and even TK Maxx – where he has worked before.
His lack of luck comes despite four years of experience in retail, hospitality and call centres.
He said nobody has explicitly mentioned his tattoo specifically but added: ‘As soon as I sit down they look me in the eyes and then I see their gaze drop down to my neck where they stay for a few seconds.
‘Then they look up again and go on with the interview.
‘I can telling they are pre-judging me even before the interview has started.’
The 21-year-old has three other non-visible tattoos including roman numerals on his neck and a diamond on his forearm.
He is supporting his mother financially and says the situation has got desperate in the run-up to the festive period.
He said: ‘I have been going to more interviews in the past three months as it’s coming up to Christmas and my savings are running out.’
This Morning viewers weren’t very moved by his interview, and many said it was his own fault for getting such a large and visible tattoo.
One said the ink is proof he has ‘dodgy decision making skills’ which will be unattractive to employers.
To claim (verb)
macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to say that something is true, even though there is no definite proof “というふうに記載されています。
He claims to have met the president, but I don’t believe him.
The organization claims to represent more than 20,000 firms.
The company claims (that) it is not responsible for the pollution in the river.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると“in an extremely clear and direct way, so that there is no doubt what is meant “というふうに記載されていますね。
I told you quite explicitly (= clearly) to be home by midnight.
The text explicitly states that Edwin was killed in the battle.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” someone’s way of looking at someone or something ” というふうに記載されていますね。
As I looked out, my gaze fell on a small child by the road.
Her gaze fell upon a small box at the back of the shop.
the run-up to
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” the period of time just before an important event ” と記載されていますね。
There’s so much to do in the run-up to Christmas.
Everyone is very busy during the run-up to publication.
Wolfson is playing a key role in the run-up to the elections.
最後に、内容が理解でき、新しい単語も知ることができたら、必ずCambridge Dictionaryか、Macmillan Dictionaryで例文を読むようにしてください。そして一番シンプルで、自分が日常使いしときやすそうなもをノートやスマホに書き溜めておいてください。そしてこれを移動中の時などに声に出して覚えることが本当に大事です！（電車では難しいので、僕はよく歩きますw）